May 232011
 
MAY 23th to JUNE 6th, 2011
MOONDOGS
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by ALEXANDER YATES
SYNOPSIS (borrowed from B&N):
  A singularly effervescent novel pivoting around the disappearance of an American businessman in the Philippines and the long-suffering son, jilted lover, slick police commissioner, misguided villain, and supernatural saviors who all want a piece of him.

  Mourning the recent loss of his mother, twentysome­thing Benicio—aka Benny—travels to Manila to reconnect with his estranged father, Howard. But when he arrives his father is nowhere to be found—leaving an irri­tated son to conclude that Howard has let him down for the umpteenth time. However, his father has actually been kid­napped by a meth-addled cabdriver, with grand plans to sell him to local terrorists as bait in the country’s never-ending power struggle between insurgents, separatists, and “demo­cratic” muscle.
  Benicio’s search for Howard reveals more about his father’s womanizing ways and suspicious business deals, reopening the old hurts that he’d hoped to mend. Interspersed with the son’s inquiry and the father’s calamitous life in captivity are the high-octane interconnecting narratives of Reynato Ocampo, the local celebrity-hero policeman charged with rescuing Howard; Ocampo’s ragtag team of wizardry-infused soldiers; and Monique, a novice officer at the American embassy whose family still feels feverishly unmoored in the Philippines.
  With blistering forward momentum, crackling dialogue, wonderfully bizarre turns, and glimpses into both Filipino and expat culture, the novel marches toward a stunning cli­max, which ultimately challenges our conventional ideas of family and identity and introduces Yates as a powerful new voice in contemporary literature.

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  1. When I think of a conventional family, I think of the 1950s nuclear family from Leave It to Beaver. Fortunately, far more forms of family are acceptable in society today!
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  4. Conventional family today is different from that of the time I grew up. Today I think famiy could include really good friends who have your back and your front if needed. Families are so splintered aand I think the true family are the people closest to you.
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  10. I think of a conventional family as the typical home idea – a loving mother, a hardworking father, and maybe a couple bratty siblings that no matter what you say – in the end you really do love them.

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  12. I think the conventional family is family members related by blood or not who accept and love each other. helenkeeler@comcast.net

  13. i think of a conventional family like leave it to beaver a family that mom stays home as a homemaker and dad works to support the family surely not like most of them today are

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  19. a family would be one or more parents with children.

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  38. I think of a conventional family as a Mom and Dad and kids. The modern family now could be any combinations of Mother, Father, Siblings, Step Siblings, Grandmothers.
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